“The word free still existed in Newspeak, but it could only be used in such statements as ‘This dog is free from lice’ or ‘This field is free from weeds’. It could not be used in its old sense of ‘politically free’ or ‘intellectually free’ since political and intellectual freedom no longer existed even as concepts, and were therefore of necessity nameless. Quite apart from the suppression of definitely heretical words, reduction of vocabulary was regarded as an end in itself, and no word that could be dispensed with was allowed to survive. Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought, and this purpose was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum.” – George Orwell
“Cancel Culture (or call-out culture) is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional circles – either online on social media, in the real world, or both. Those who are subject to this ostracism are said to be “canceled.” – Wikipedia
“This could not be more Orwellian. Simon & Shuster is canceling my contract because I was representing my constituents, leading a debate on the Senate floor on voter integrity, which they have now decided to redefine as sedition. Let me be clear, this is not just a contract dispute. It’s a direct assault on the First Amendment. Only approved speech can now be published. This is the Left looking to cancel everyone they don’t approve of. I will fight this cancel culture with everything I have. We’ll see you in court.” – Senator Josh Hawley on having his book contract cancelled.
“People were upset,” Ellen DeGeneres understated when being culture cancelled. “They thought, ‘Why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president? Here’s the thing. I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have.”
“The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty.” – J. K. Rowling, Author of Harry Potter
Rowan Atkinson, the “Mr. Bean” actor said cancel culture has made it hard for people to be exposed to a wide spectrum of opinion and that cancel culture has become a digital mob “roaming this streets looking for someone to burn.”
And this is what our country has been reduced to, a veritable witch hunt with people being stalked on social media and in person to be accused of committing the most damnable sin. The sin of having their own opinion and speaking their own mind.
There is so much truth being hidden due to funded media suppression. Mainstream media only serves to recite the same words over and over to brainwash people and polarize society. Funneling lies and superficial statements into mainstream media is holding millions of people hostage. The government and media are not interested in critical thinkers who would dare to attempt to raise awareness. Twitter and Facebook are banning people’s statements and user accounts with veracity to ensure that only the things that a socialism mentality supports are posted.
Parler Free Speech Social Network launched in August of 2018 with the message, “Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being “deplatformed” for your views. Engage with real people, not bots. Parler is people and privacy-focused, and gives you the tools you need to curate your Parler experience.” I have discovered today that Google has removed Parler from the Google Play Store to prevent Android users from downloading and accessing the app. Why? Because they claim it is popular with Trump supporters. Give me a break. It’s because it supports freedom of speech. Period.
George Orwell wrote the book 1984, in the year 1948, as a dystopian science fiction novel to describe the very things that have come to fruition. This includes a global ruling Party that has surveillance on the world and total mind control. O’Brien, the main antagonist in the movie 1984 said: “The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things, but over men. Power is inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”
Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it. ― Ronald Reagan